You will notice a significant improvement with FileMaker Go animations in FileMaker 16. If the idea was to make the transitions appear more like the ones we usually see within iOS apps then mission accomplished!
About FileMaker Go
FileMaker Go is the FileMaker solution that allows you to connect your FileMaker applications to any iOS device such as an iPhone and iPad. So, you can take your work with you wherever you go. The layouts are almost identical to the layouts within the desktop version of FileMaker Pro so users are already familiar with the interface and functionality. Common functions such as portals, tabs and Quick Finds perform the same in FileMaker Go as they do in FileMaker Pro. And advanced technologies, including web viewers and script triggers, transfer to the iOS device. The process is easy and virtually seamless.
FileMaker Go gives you and your staff real-time access to important information while on the go. There are a number of things you can do while you are away from your desk, including:
- Confirm orders and capture signatures while you are with clients
- Process and track inventory with barcode scanning capabilities
- Collect registration and subscription data at events
- Manage project details including tasks and timesheets
Just as you customize your business application in FileMaker Pro, you can customize your mobile application accordingly.
FileMaker Go Animations
Before FileMaker 16, the slide panels for horizontal sliding was the only animation technique available with FileMaker Go. These transitions were attractive when used sparingly, but we've come to expect certain functionality when we're using our iOS mobile devices. With FileMaker 16, FileMaker Go mobile solutions can look and behave more like iOS apps when using animation transitions on Layouts and Card Windows. The Go to Layout Script step now includes the following transitions:
- Slide in from Left
- Slide in from Right
- Slide in from Bottom
- Slide out to Left
- Slide out to Right
- Slide out to Bottom
- Flip from Left
- Flip from Right
- Zoom In
- Zoom Out
- Cross Dissolve
We've created a quick demo that shows how each of these FileMaker Go animations works.